Financial Viability of Rural Hospitals in a Post-BBA Environment
This paper evaluates the financial viability of rural hospitals under the Balanced Budget Act of 1997 (BBA) and the Balanced Budget Refinement Act of 1999 (BBRA) Medicare payment policies. Estimates the number of hospitals that will become Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) and estimates the number of beds at each hospital.
University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center
Jeffrey Stensland, Ira Moscovice, Jon Christianson